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Women's History Month


In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians—led by the National Women’s History Project (now the National Women’s History Alliance)—successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week. The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The 2021 Women’s History Month theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced." The theme honors “the brave women who fought to win suffrage rights for women, and for the women who continue to fight for the voting rights of others.” Source: National Women’s History Museum

To raise awareness, WKU is hosting a series of events throughout the month.

If you are interested in attending our Women of Worth Banquet, please RSVP at the following link . The Banquet will be hosted on March 26, 2021 at 6:30 PM in the Knicely Conference Center.

 

representative minter proclamation

 

Women's History Month Kickoff & Proclamation 

WKU held a Women’s History Month kick-off event on Monday, March 2, 2020 in the lobby of WKU’s Downing Student Union. Representative Patti Minter, the first woman elected in Warren County to the Kentucky General Assembly, presented a citation in honor of WKU’s Women’s History Month.

 

Let's Chill

March 1, 2021

6:30 PM

Join us for a virtual self-care conversation with the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

1st Annual Women's Conference

March 6, 2021

10 AM- 3 PM

We will be co-sponsoring our 1st annual Women's Conference! Young ladies will have the chance to learn about topics ranging from sexual health to how to have more confidence when public speaking. If you would like to register, please do so by accessing this link.

The Seeds Implanted In Me

March 8, 2021

6 PM

DSU Night Class

The purpose of this event is to uplift, restore, and encourage one another we will start the event off by writing all the things we want to let go on a plate and rip it up. Dr. Martha Sales will speak and ladies will write love letters to our self.

 

 

#SayHerName

March 11, 2021

5PM

Centennial Mall

We are honoring the life of Breonna Taylor and all women who have passed away from police brutality. During this peaceful ceremony, we will have a pome reading, followed by 10min of a moment of silence, dedicated to the lives of all women who have made an impact on our history, culture, and society. To recognize the efforts of those who challenged the status quo and didn't back down. To reflect on the progress that has been made and be inspired to act for the future. With the release of the balloons. Signifying love, peace, power, and strength, we will never forget the lives of each of these beautiful women.

Movie Night: Hidden Figures

March 11, 2021

6 PM

DSU Auditorium

Hidden Figures tells the story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

Vision Board Workshop

March 15, 2021

6 PM

DSU Night Class

The purpose of this event for young entrepreneurs to come together and learn about how to start a business and planning. We will make business vision boards and have a panel of women come and talk about building their business.

 

 

CAB & Body Works: Self Care Night

March 17, 2021

6 PM

DSU Night Class

Has this semester been rough on you? Do you a night for yourself? Join CAB and Body Works for a chance to make your own body scrubs and win some cool items from local stores!

Not Your Ordinary Lunch & Learn

March 18, 2021

12 noon

ISEC

Join us for a candid conversation with members of the WKU Police Department. Lunch provided!

Mocktail and Paint

March 22, 2021

6 PM

DSU Night Class

.We will paint or draw and frame our favorite empowerment quote. 

 

Quarter Life Poetry: Real-Life Truths of Post College Life

March 23, 2021

12:45 PM

 

The Quarter Life Poetr Virtual Roundtable event is sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program and it is a virtual event.

Zoom: https://wku.zoom.us/j/92189072145

Grocery Bingo

March 24, 2021

6 PM

Preston Multipurpose Room

 

Grocery Bingo is a monthly program held by HEP where students can win free groceries, toiletry items, and prizes for winning one of the many rounds of bingo! Students also play a themed Kahoot in between rounds of bingo to learn more about various health-related topics. Some of the topics we cover at Grocery Bingo include mental health, time management, sexual health, among many more! 

 

Securing the Bag

March 30, 2021

6 PM

DSU Night Class


We will no longer make excuses for the things we want to accomplish. We are going to set goals and achieve them. We are going to leave the things behind that are hindering, standing in the way, and stopping us from reaching our goals.

 

 

Photos provided by the WKU Archives.

For more information, contact the Intercultural Student Engagement Center (ISEC), at 270-745-5066.


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 Last Modified 3/4/21